waste management

 
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
“We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space,” Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell...
The future of waste management in Africa
The future of waste management in Africa
Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations...
Solid waste management and sustainable development
Solid waste management and sustainable development
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, governments reaffirmed the importance...
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
A battle is looming over a green waste tender in the City of Cape Town as a key contract is appealed, sparking rumours that drop-off points will be...
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Tourists on a crowded, sun-drenched beach in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa tossed drinks cans into recycling bins as a record-breaking holiday...
Gauteng’s green dam choked by sewage
Gauteng’s green dam choked by sewage
It’s deep winter in Delmas on the Mpumalanga border with Gauteng. There are circles of green where crops are irrigated, but otherwise the veld is...
[Video]National recycling week: Start recycling, or we’re in trouble
[Video]National recycling week: Start recycling, or we’re in trouble
As national recycling week comes to and end, South Africans need to start playing their part in preserving the environment.
The rise of the dump monster
The rise of the dump monster
From the air, the Mbeubeuss waste dump 16km north of Dakar in Senegal looks innocent enough. Now 45 years old and close to the Atlantic Ocean, it...
How food waste eats away at natural resources
How food waste eats away at natural resources
Each night nearly 900-million people go to bed hungry, while a third of all the food that is produced gets thrown away. 
The waste we live with
The waste we live with
After indulging a bit too much over the year-end holidays, some of us are now on the January no-drinking-detox-lose-weight-diet. Other than our...

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